Recreating a vintage dress 1: Inspiration

Because of my interest in drafting sewing patterns from scratch and my love for pretty vintage dresses, it only seems logical that I would try to recreate a dress based on a picture only. This 1963 (according to the Vintage patterns wiki) dress pattern does not look too complicated, but the neckline is very cute. I haven’t decided whether I want a slim or a full skirt, so I guess I’ll tackle the bodice first.

Luckily I also found a photograph of the back of the envelope, which shows the number of different pattern pieces and their shapes. I don’t think this should be an unsurmountable task, but you never know… I hope to start drafting the bodice tonight, so I can make a (small) test version tomorrow.



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